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    im using raw honey and im feel better

    Last night for the first time I had stringy mucus....wouldnt stop, my girlfriend uses honey for her infections so i smeared some along my lid margins...stung a little bit and the strings stoppedforming after 2 hours of constant mucus ...smeared some more for overnight...got up and smeared some more...next day my eyes fell fairly good...hmmm so i took a bath, expressed my lids which makes them really red and decide to slather more honey on. Well an hour later my lid margins are the lightest pink I have seen them...I m also pain free and wearing no goggles...wow..I dont know how or why but I am so far loving honey! I just ordered some honey eye drops from a company...I will write to see if they work or not...honey is a little sticky, but I just wipe the excess off and leave the rest. I will wear my goggles out over my shiney eyes and I dont think anyone will know...any takers on wanting to try this? Oh...it does sting at first...close your eyes and your tears will help push it out to your lid margins. Also goodle honey for your eyes and it seems to be a proven safe natural medicine. who knew....?

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    that is very interesting....please keep us posted; so glad it works for you!

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    day 2 wearing honey on my eye lid margins

    I havent had to wear my goggles all day nor put any drops in ....nothing all day on day 2 wearing my raw honey...I feel like a new woman totally! Just two days ago I was telling my mom that I felt I truely couldnt work anymore...and might have to retire and buy a smaller house...today though...i can conquer the world!

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    Good days are such a blessing no matter what the cause. I wish you many more of them! Will be keen to see how things progress for you.
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    Thanks Rebecca

    I dont know how this is happening...but I am not going to question it...it almost bedtime and Im actually excited to wake up tomorrow and see how Im doing. In three years I have never had as good as days like this and having 3 in a row...will be a nice reprieve. If someone wants to try it but is scared...just do one eye....or one spot....and sleep with it...and see how it is in the morning....with all the stuff I have put in my eyes from the docs...whats a little honey anyway? lol

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    honey reduced inflamation where I have hit oil!

    okay on to day three...Still no lid pain...still using a honey on my eye margins. My lid margins are still a light pink still. The inflamation is down. I expressed my lids and i have clean running oil in them! I get it now...they were blocked because of the imflamation...so if you get that down..Wallah...they start working again! I feel like a scientist on the verge of a new invention!

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    Hi Regina
    Delighted you have found your solution !
    Is it manuka honey you use ?

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    no..but I ordered some today...

    Quote Originally Posted by stella View Post
    Hi Regina
    Delighted you have found your solution !
    Is it manuka honey you use ?
    Thats funny you asked me that because I just ordered some today...I have been using my table honey! go figure! I am praying this is what in store for my future with my dry eyes...honey is a lot less expensive than all the things I have been doing!

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    Hi

    what kind of honey do u use?

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    tomorrow will be a week since starting the honey on my eye lid margins...I am still pain free on my lids as long as i continue using the honey...and my oil glands are actually working after two years...no more plugging up daily! Showing my eye doc today..Going to have him expressed my glands like he does weekly for me...but hopefully going to show him...they are all open!

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    doc joked I should win the nobel peace prize...haha

    Just got back from the eye doctor...I told him about using honey on my eye lid margins...He shook his head and laughed...but he took a look at my eye under the slit lamp...and said WOW..your eye lids are smooth and not inflamed...and just lightly pushing them brought up oil...didnt have to squeeze or nothing! He was more than surprised and said "who woulda thunk?" haha...

    so Now we will work on getting the edema out of my cornea...and work on the redness. he gave me some allergy drops for it and so I am going to test those for a week....

    The pain is gone...happy days!

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    I might not be remembering this correctly but... don't some people take honey for allergies? You have to use your local honey. The benefit has to do with honey containing all the local pollens and allergens collected by bees and concentrated in honey. I think you can even just buy the "honey allergens" alone. It's like having allergy shots.

    So, it might be that your eyes are suffering from allergies.

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    honey and allergies

    I have been tested for allergies and I have none...honey also has a anti inflamatory and healing properties. After reading about honey i have started my child on honey for her allergies! What the heck...it cant hurt.

    Honey seems to reduce my inflamation on my lids...and lets my oil glands work for the first time in years....

    I could be the only one that this works for ...but im sure there could be others and that is why i keep posting this...I would love one other person with stinging lids to try this...and tell me whether it helped them or not...someone try this for their stinging lids...and get back to me...please! Im trying to help here...like I said I cant possibly be the only one!

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    What a cool thread.

    Regina - so glad for you.

    I remember at some point reading a study where they used honey for dry eye and got good results. I am too lazy to search for it now...I think it was a german study?

    As we all know by now, because there is no big honey conglomerate funding honey - dry eye studies, it is up to us to experiment, cautiously and wisely however, with alternative treatments. Thanks for taking the honey plunge on this one Regina. Has anyone else found that this works?

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    This is a good thread. I'm glad to see people experimenting with new things. that's how discoveries are made. I've read extensively about Raw honey used in wound healing. according to studies, it speeds wound healing. Raw unfiltered honey actually has Hydrogen Peroxide in it, a powerful antimicrobial compound. It's basically highly reactive oxygen.. in wounds it keeps microbes away, speeding healing time, and also reduces scaring... They've also seen White sugar mixed with something else, put on wounds, somehow it increases the ammount of white blood cells, which are the immune cells at the sight of the wound...interesting stuff..that's for sure, it like stimulates the immune system somehow, they didn't know why that was however..

    Raw unfiltered honey would probably be best used in this situation i think.

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    My eyelids aren't inflammed but the whites of my eyes are.Does anyone think honey might help if i put it in the lid margins? Is it worth a shot as i've tried everything & my eyes are constantly red

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    I tried this out on Monday night when I went to bed. I woke up with the most blood shot eyes I ever had. It lasted until today (Friday) and Visine did very little to help the situation. They were swollen and bright red for 3-4 days. Proceed with caution.

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    Ho9ney

    Quote Originally Posted by soxboy View Post
    I tried this out on Monday night when I went to bed. I woke up with the most blood shot eyes I ever had. It lasted until today (Friday) and Visine did very little to help the situation. They were swollen and bright red for 3-4 days. Proceed with caution.
    My mother tried it last year since a friend told her it was good for allergies - her eyes turned bright red and goopy stuff was coming out of her eyes

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    omg i feel awful for you all

    Thats weird...you dont put the honey in your eye...just on the lids...but if you still did that...and you turned out worse...I am so sorry. It doesnt have that effect on me at all...its very soothing...so weird. Again sorry for having a bad reaction

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    I have just tried honey - after reading this post I googled "honey for treating eye disease" (I am useless at giving the direct link)

    THis article sugests a DILUTED form -1 part honey to 4 parts distilled or boiled water (I used sterile normal saline from the pharmacy) and boiled a small plastic container with a lid ,I mixed the stuff in this and have it refrigerated

    You use a dropper (I used an ear dropper which I boiled)and drop it into your eyes
    They suggest a gradual increase in both strength and frequency of drops as tolerated

    I only used it a couple of times in one eye
    I cant say it made any difference and I cant say it stung or hurt either

    I have had a bit of a flare -up this last couple of weeks
    Thats why I decided to try ,otherwise I would " let well alone " as they say

    I probably did'nt give it enough of a chance

    It was Manuka honey I used

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    I`m giving it a try

    I have also bought a tube of medical honey (manuka) and made eyedrops from it (one part boiled water/one part honey). They sting a bit and my eyes get quite red for about one hour. However, five days into this experiment I am beginning to feel a difference. Today for the first time in six months I didnīt use any artificial tears at all. I forgot about my eyes for more than one hour at a stretch! It`s now 9pm here in Germany and usually at that time of day I can barely keep my eyes open, tonight I feel great. I am immensely grateful to Regina on the other side of the globe.

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    Honey

    Rhad, honey has hydrogen peroxide!!!! Where do you get this informtaion from. How can H2O2 be an ingredient of honey? I don't think experimenting with honey in the eyes is a good idea. I know we are all so desperate but we have to be realistic.

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    I'm no expert on the properties of honey, but apparently when honey comes in contact with skin or body fluids it releases small amounts of hydrogen peroxide...
    Yet another post-Lasik (2005)...
    Anyone have a time machine so I can go back and undo this mess?

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    well thank gosh honey didnt hurt you!

    I feel awful for the people who had an issue...im still using honey...my eyes get immediate relief....but just the eye lid margins which let my oil glands work for the first time in a couple of years. I still have dry eye...so i still have issues to tackle...its funny...now that my lids dont sting...I am feeling the sting of dry eyeballs for the first time...oye vey...god this gets old.

    Im thinking it may work and not hurt me because I am a rare person with no allergies...or reactions to anything. So maybe that is the difference with some people..again I apologize for steering some people wrong...the last thing I would want in this world is to make someones eyes feel worse than we have already suffered! Big hugs to all

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    Hey!
    I'm living in Egypt and my doctor suggested that I use raw honey..He really supported the idea because some other dry eye patient used it and his eyes got way better.
    But unfortunately it really stung me when I used it..then it inflamed my eyes like hell and had to go on local steroids for a while. But my doctor still assures that it helped other people. I used to put saline on them (half and half).
    It sounded too stupid when he first told me about it, but I felt like I'm tearing after using it, I wouldn't need eye lubricants for couple of hours later..If it didn't get my eyes inflamed I would've used them! Just make sure the honey is natural and clean.
    "Give me a firm place to stand, and I will move the earth!", Archemedes.

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    Day 7 on honey

    I am still using my handmade honey drops and feel even better than two days ago. I am off the artificial tears, which made me feel like a junkie: short-term relief replaced by ever more vicious rebounds of dryness.
    I think, I suffer from ocular rosacea (occasionally flushing cheeks with red wine, chocolate and cold; I have an appointment with a specialist to have this confirmed) and the manuka honey seems to bring down the inflammation of my M. glands (tiny red spots on my lid margins).
    This might be a mere coincidence or powerful wishful thinking and I think those of you, who have been around for some time, have seen many an instantaneous remedy come and go. Anyway, for the time being I am enyoing my renewed wellbeing and am still thankful to Regina for drawing my attention to the healing potential of honey.
    Those of you tempted by the idea to give honey/manuka a try, should follow Stella`s advice and dilute the honey thoroughly. If your eyes put up with that you can carefully increase the honey percentage.

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    I don't know anything about use of honey in the eye so I've hesitated to comment about it in this thread. But I know what it's like here, people will grab at anything that seems to help anybody anywhere, so I want to just interject some caution again.

    Please, always employ careful consideration and use common sense before following any suggestions put forward by any user of this forum no matter what their personal results have been. I personally would urge people not to put anything in their eyes that their doctor does not approve of or anything non sterile. If your doctor isn't open minded enough to explore alternative solutions when what they have to offer isn't cutting it, get another one. If you don't like western medicine (not crazy about it myself) get a naturopath in addition to your eye doctor if your eye doctor does nothing but drugs. But however you do it, don't go it on your own when it comes to stuff you put in your eyes.

    A dry eye is, obviously, an unhealthy, vulnerable eye that is not well equipped to deal with things that could harm it.
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    Homemade drops

    In addition to using sterile methods, be aware that the correct pH has to be formulated to suit the pH of the tears. Even water has a different pH from our tears and it alone can sometimes be irritating. Just a thought.

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    I want to say I agree with Rebecca (for what that is worth). If nothing else, I have been at the dry eye business for 10 years and have seen many "cures" come and go. None have stayed, or we wouldn't be here still coming up with new things.

    I can't disagree that it's very tempting to try new things we hear about. I have tried a couple of odd things, but never put in my eyes directly. Let's say some exotic tea as in hot drink.

    If six people grab on to what one or two people say, and mix up some sort of potion to put in their eyes, it will almost likely be comtaminated. You say to mix water, etc. Even with sterile products, it's easy to comtaminate. Good luck to anyone trying this. I would not do it myself. I am about as hard up as one can be after this long and having Sjogrens, which does not get better with time, at least as far as the eyes go. Please be careful Lucy
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    still using honey

    I realize honey sounds out there. I would of course caution everybody on safety whether you are using a new drop you have never tried or even heating a rice bag in a microwave...google honey and then ask your doctor first. I think I am dealing with rosacea on my eyelids and rosacea is bothered by all types of foreign substances ingrediants. Eye drops were never good for me...heat didnt much for unplugging my oil glands it just felt good.

    Yes I tried honey...and yes it worked and is still working. Its been 3 weeks and my lid margins are still a pretty light pink instead of beat red. I dont have to express my glands anymore...oil comes out freely. I am not the only one it worked for...there is also another member who is doing really really well.

    To try it , you Probably shouldnt be allergic to pollen...you dont need to put it in your eye..close your eye tight...and apply it to your eyelash margins. You probably shouldnt have other eye problems...This would be for people with rosacea or sjorgrens... but again ask your doctor..using honey is not new...and it has helped 2 people on here which is really not bad!

    Considering all the chemicals that are in eye drops we freely put in our eyes...and the people who wear eye makeup made up from who knows what...i dont think honey is so far out there in the danger zone...but then what do i know!

    Again ask your doctor and bring him some info from the internet if he knows nothing about it.

    good luck all and yes of course be careful!

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